We should know that the purpose of a car is not to burn fuel but for transportation. Burning fuel is just a car’s way of living – it moves things while consuming petrol. Likewise, the purpose of man is not just eating, drinking and having fun. Eating and drinking are how man can sustain life, never the ultimate goal of mankind. What then is man’s ultimate goal in life? Those having no faith can never find the answer. However, as Buddhists, our goal is to use the opportunity we have in this life to practice the Dharma diligently so as to be better equipped to benefit all sentient beings.
— Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche